Top 10 Music Genres You Will Most Likely Hear Out in Public

By public, I mean places like Malls, Grocery Stores, Restaurants etc. These genres of Music you are most likely to hear out in public

The Top Ten Music Genres You Will Most Likely Hear Out in Public

1 Pop

Ugh yes! And not even the good kind of pop plays, just the same mediocre to downright bad stuff. From school functions to a grocery store it's always the same stuff over and over again and it's so tiring having to listen to the same meh to bad music over and over again. It's worse when people sing along to these meh or terrible songs and honestly it's a little scary but hey that's just me I suppose. Either way, I'm just done with the mediocrity of modern music, just plain done. - Anonymousxcxc

The 5 biggest genres you'll hear in public are pop, rock, instrumental music, country, and alternative, with the possibility of hip hop - germshep24

That's why the busy ( Working ones I mean..) people don't bother to heed music in their life... - Ananya

I never hear anything in public other than pop and maybe the occasional rap. - jrodz

2 Electropop

It's pretty hard to distinguish this from pop and electronic because it sounds similar to both genres - Neonco31

3 Hip Hop

Every time I hear someome playing music out loud it's always hip hop (German hip hop that is). - Martin_Canine

4 Electronic
5 Pop Rock
6 Rap

I totally hear more FUNK than RAP in PUBLIC (6/29/17) - EliHbk

10? More like 1. - 445956

7 Soft Rock
8 Rhythm and Blues
9 Dance Pop
10 Jazz Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music".

The Contenders

11 Country
12 Rock Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1940s. The genre got popular during the 60s, 70s and 80s. Rock bands generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer. There are a lot of rock subgenres.

Nah. I've never heard a rock song ever when I went out in public, except for in guitar stores - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

13 Synthpop
14 Reggae
15 Classical

I would choose this over most genres. Tired of all the cheesy music we hear mostly on the radio and T.V.. Classical music were written by geniuses.

16 Pop Punk
17 Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.
18 Post Grunge
19 Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.
20 Death Metal

You will hardly ever hear death metal in public, just like you will hardly ever hear any form of metal - germshep24

Good Genre

21 Alternative Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.
22 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.

This rarely happens - christangrant

I wish I could hear thing in public more often - Spiderman209942

23 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. more.
24 Nu Metal

This genre died around 2007, why would people play this in public? - wrests

25 Glam Metal
26 Punk Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked more.
27 Funk Funk is a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
28 Disco
29 Blues Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
30 Electro Rock
31 Dubstep
32 Indie Rock
33 Black Metal

Nah, our grocery store never plays black metal - Metal_Treasure

When some T.V. channel wants to blame music for something it's often Metal. Especially misunderstood Metal which sounds too extreme for most people. - UniqueUser

34 UK Garage

The soundtrack to every high-end clothing store in existence. - BlarchBlaces

35 Schlager

Often plays in restaurants over here. No wonder, the genre is popular in all target groups. - Martin_Canine

36 Drum and Bass

Rap aside, almost every driver in my area who rolls the windows down in the middle of February has a thing for this. - Entranced98

Yes! I couldn't agree more (in my area too) It's literally in every car thump-thumping away. - Britgirl

37 Reggaeton
38 K-pop
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